PUBLISHED ON October 10th, 2014

TradeMark Africa new Board Appointments

TradeMark Africa (TMA) an international organisation with its headquarters in Kenya has announced the appointment of its new Board members. Renowned Tanzania Businessman, Ali Mufuruki of Tanzania joins as Board Chair, Ms Merian Sebunya from Uganda and Mr Patrick Obath from Kenya join as board members.

Making the announcement TradeMark Africa (TMA) CEO Frank Matsaert said;
‘We are pleased to have these distinguished professionals join our board. They know our work well as they previously served on our Programme Investment Committee (PIC). We warmly congratulate our highly qualified board members on their appointments and look forward to working with them closely.’

aliMr. Mufuruki is Chairman and CEO of Infotech Investment Group LTD of Dar es Salaam, and founding partner of East Africa Capital Partners (EACP) and Chairman of Wananchi Group Holdings LTD based in Nairobi Kenya. Mufuruki is the founding Chairman of the CEOs’ Roundtable of Tanzania, as well as Chair of the Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) East Africa Foundation among other positions. He is a holder of a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering Design (Reutlingen, Germany 1986) and a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute Class of 2001.
serianMs. Merian Sebunya is a distinguished consultant in the freight transport sector. She is the president of the Federation of East African Freight Forwarders Association (FEAFFA) and Chairperson of the Uganda Freight Forwarders Association and Associated Freight Logistics Centre. Merian is also the Managing Director of BTS Clearing and Forwarding Company based in Uganda, and is a member of various boards, among them, the Uganda Road Fund, Private Sector Foundation, Uganda. She has also chaired the Transport & Logistics Technical Working Group of the Uganda Presidential Investors Round Table Forum.
Mr. Patrick Obath is managing consultant for Eduardo Associates, a private practice consultancy specializing in energy and management optimization. Prior to Eduardo, Patrick worked for Shell in Africa, Asia, and Europe, including a period as the managing director and county chairman for Kenya Shell Limited and Shell Tanzania. He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Nottingham University and is a member of the Institute of Petroleum (UK), the Petroleum Institute of East Africa, and the Institution of Engineers in Kenya. Mr Obath is past chairman of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance and of PZ Cussons EA Limited and sits on the board of several.

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